I hate halfway. It’s just past the point where you could have turned around and not nearly far enough to be excited about arriving. Going back isn’t an option, because it would take the same time to get where you are going as it would to go back where you started. So, what to do?
Push on. Press forward. Suck it up. Stick with it. Whatever else your dad or grandpa told you to do. Whatever you do, don’t give up.
Now, does where you are going help you push on? Do you know where you are going? Are you excited about the journey because you are moving? I know, I know, I’m working on 2 hours of sleep, so this isn’t making any sense. But do you know why you are on this journey? Purpose. Destiny. Fate. If you have a picture of the end, it may help you in the middle.
At this moment, I am about to land in Amsterdam, halfway to Uganda. What keeps me moving forward and positive? It could be as shallow as, it cost me and my church quite of bit of money to get me here. But eventually how much it cost to get here will fade. What’s left? Who I’m going to see at the end of my journey. That’s what really matters.
When you think about the end of your journey of life, who will you see? Do you know? If you don’t, how are you going to make it in the hard times and in the in-between times? I can’t wait to see our missionaries. I can’t wait to see my lovely wife and kids 12 days from now. And I can’t wait to see my best friend and the One who gave me a reason to walk down this road and the strength to persevere when times are hard. They are what helps me keep going and not turn back.